This Handy Map Shows You Where in NYC to Pee in a Pinch

Posted on: December 28th, 2016 at 5:13 am by
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When you gotta go, you gotta go.

The Uber drivers forum on Reddit recently brought this gem to light – an interactive NYC community map of appropriate places to pee in a pinch. (i.e. not the elevator in the municipal garage on Essex Street.)

This map is the brainchild of Wansoo Im at Vertices, who has “pioneered the use of interactive, web/mobile-based GIS to support community-based participation and research on a wide range of social and environmental issues.” The NYC Restroom map has actually been around for over ten years, too, initially being featured in The New Yorker back in 2006.

But with businesses changing hands frequently in the five boroughs, we can’t imagine that it’s an easy database to maintain. And it seems like there’s only a smattering of places you can drop trou on the Lower East Side.

See for yourself. Or just hold it.

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